School of Theatre and Dance

School of Theatre and Dance

A musical theatre student trains in audition skills with professor Jennifer Korecki Spend the day at Kent State's School of Theatre and Dance and discover how you can study theatre in college. Attendees will participate in classes and sessions on theatre performance and production including musical theatre, acting, and design and technology. FALL 2017 DATES Wednesday, September 27, 2017 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. REGISTER FOR...

Kent State University alumna Lindsay Simon and Paul Schwensen are ready to put on their dancing shoes in Porthouse Theatre’s high-energy production of “Footloose.” Relive one of the greatest movie musicals on the Porthouse stage Porthouse Theatre, Kent State University’s outdoor, summer theatre located on the grounds of Blossom Music Center, concludes its 48th season with “Footloose.” Directed by Porthouse Producing Artistic Director Terri Kent, “Footloose” opens July 29 and runs through Aug. 14....

Porthouse Theatre continues its 48th season with “Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash.” The production is presented in collaboration between CATCO and Porthouse Theatre. (Photo credit: Jerri Shafer) Collaboration with Columbus’ CATCO brings the music of a legend to the Porthouse stage  Porthouse Theatre, Kent State University’s outdoor, summer theatre located on the grounds of Blossom Music Center, continues its 48th season with “Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash.” The production is presented in collaboration between CATCO and...

When singer Deloris Van Cartier (Colleen Longshaw) witnesses a murder, she ends up in the last place she imagined: a convent. Porthouse Theatre open its 48th season with the regional premiere of "Sister Act." Based on film starring Whoopi Goldberg, production will have audiences raising their voices Porthouse Theatre, Kent State University’s outdoor, summer theatre located on the grounds of Blossom Music Center, will open its 48th season with the regional premiere of “Sister Act.” Directed by Porthouse Executive Producer Eric van Baars,...

When singer Deloris Van Cartier (Colleen Longshaw) witnesses a murder, she ends up in the last place she imagined: a convent. Porthouse Theatre open its 48th season with the regional premiere of "Sister Act." Based on film starring Whoopi Goldberg, production will have audiences raising their voices Porthouse Theatre, Kent State University’s outdoor, summer theatre located on the grounds of Blossom Music Center, will open its 48th season with the regional premiere of “Sister Act.” Directed by Porthouse Executive Producer Eric van Baars,...

Terri Kent (center), professor of theatre in Kent State’s College of the Arts, goes over a stage plan with students in the scene shop. Scholar of the Month Terri Kent Professor College of the Arts 1991-present An accomplished director, actor and educator, Terri Kent is a professor in the School of Theatre and Dance at the College of the Arts. She is the coordinator of the musical theatre program and is the producing artistic director of Porthouse Theatre, Kent State...

Students and assistant professor Amy Fritsche at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe   Kent, OH – Transforum Theatre, a student organization dedicated to helping students pursue their passions and explore their creativity through art, and the School of Theatre and Dance produced the original work "Alice and the Dream Child" this month at the renown Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Edinburgh, Scotland. The production performed...

Students and assistant professor Amy Fritsche at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Congratulations to BFA Dance Performance major Dakota Lindesmith who was awarded 2nd place at Kent State's 3rd Annual Undergraduate Symposium on Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity for her choreographic work SHE. Her work (pictured above) was performed at the 2016 BFA Senior Dance Concert in March by dance majors Ashley Ostrowski and Briggs...

Yu Leo Lei (far right) was awarded first place at SETC for his lighting design of "Side Show" Third year lighting design graduate student Yu Leo Lei was awarded First Place in Graduate Lighting Design Competition at the Southeastern Theatre Conference convention in Greensboro, NC in March. He won for his design of the School of Theatre and Dance's production of "Side Show."  Kent State students have regualrly placed in the top three in...

Students perform in the Black Box Series production of "The Tell Tale Heart" Theatre students David Holland, Devin Gallo and Stewart Blackwood were awarded a College of the Arts Flash Grant this Spring to produce an adaptation of "The Tell Tale Heart" as part of the School's Black Box Series. "The Tell Tale Heart" is a short story by Edgar Allen Poe and adapted for the stage by Gerald P. Murphy. This production...